You spin me right round

Lomography’s new panoramic camera, the Spinner 360, was unveiled at its London store last night. The 35mm film device is operated by a pin on a string, which, when pulled, sends the camera spinning on its own axis. The Design Week team were offered the chance of winning one, if we could replicate the camera […]


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Sou Fujimoto

Modest models

In most architecture exhibitions, the material is over-mediated. Because of many layers of interpretation, such as drawings, models and photographs, audiences can feel detached and distant from the subject, and the building itself is often absent, says Abraham Thomas, the Victoria & Albert Museum’s curator of designs. Not so at the museum’s forthcoming exhibition 1:1 […]

Volkswagen/Porsche Tapiro concept, 1970

A European Union

As VW Group snaps up classic Italian carmaker Italdesign, formally bringing the design flair and prototyping resources of a consultancy it has often collaborated with under its roof, Guy Bird considers the pros and cons of this Continental affair for both parties involved

Illustration by Clelia Lobba

Latin infusion

Tropicália hits London this month with a major festival of Brazilian culture on the South Bank. Maeve Hosea discovers its spirit already at work among a young generation of expat Latins spreading the graphic message of their indigenous heritage across the capital and beyond

Nail that post

When it comes to landing that first design job, graduating is just the first stage of an extended journey that takes in internships, networking and blogs. Suzanne Hinchliffe quizzes designers, recruiters and former graduates about the challenges facing the creatives of tomorrow

Mat Hunter

Profile: Mat Hunter

The role of chief design officer at the Design Council gives this 40-year-old Ideo veteran the chance to take practical action on issues he cares about. Lynda Relph-Knight talks to him about inspiration – and the influence of his big sister


As the BBC prepares for its move to Salford and the impact of its strategy review, what major branding challenges do you think it faces and how should it address them?

Christine Clarkson: talented and enthusiastic designer

It is with sadness I note the death of Christine Clarkson after a brave struggle against cancer. A graduate of Preston Polytechnic, Christine quickly established herself as a talented and creative designer. After working at Leslie Millard Associates she went on to senior roles at BDG McColl, Edward Briscoe Design and Berryman Ball. More recently […]

Upstairs, downstairs, who cares? It’s still working

I read with interest your article about Eve Stewart recreating a 1930s interior for the BBC’s revival of Upstairs Downstairs (News, DW 13 May), and the reference to the interest in new technologies that were introduced during that decade. I thought you and Eve might like to hear about my grandmother’s Westinghouse refrigerator, which was […]

… But is its success making it too powerful?

It would be criminal if the iPad was, indeed, ’the end of the website’, as suggested by your recent feature (Hype Pad, DW 20 May). What would the online experience become if every Internet presence required the development of an app, apart from corporate and marketing heaven?The beauty of the Web is its democracy, the […]

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